Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

     The starre of my mishappe impos'd this payning,
 To spend the Aprill of my yeers in wayling,
 That neuer found my fortune but in wayning,
 With still fresh cares my present woes assayling.
     Yet her I blame not, though she might haue blest mee,
 But my desires wings so high aspiring:
 Now melted with the sunne that hath possest mee,
 Downe doe I fall from off my high desiring;
     And in my fall doe cry for mercy speedy,
 No pittying eye lookes backe vppon my mourning:
 No helpe I finde when now most fauour neede I,
 Th'Ocean of my teares must drowne me burning,
         And this my death shall christen her anew,
         And giue the cruell Faire her tytle dew.

Samuel Daniel
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